Religious choices

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    Does anyone believe there is one religion that best represents the true teachings of God and whose basic tenets should accepted above all others?

    I don't think so. I respect all religious views throughout the world. I joined the church that I felt the most comfortable with.
     
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    between the hundreds of Gods out there statistics are against you.
     
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    You'll find a bunch of people on this board who believe their religion is the religion and people who don't follow their religion are going to burn. I think this is the wrong way to think about religion, but that's a significantly pervasive opinion 'round these here parts.

    P.S. I'm from NYC and residing in Berkeley this summer, and working San Fran.. care to recommend any must-see's or must-do's?
     
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    Yes, of course. Do you think God who organized the universe is the author of Confusion? Do you honestly believe that religions that teach things that contradict both reflect God's teachings?

    That's because you are looking for a religion to suit you rather than looking for the one that teaches what God wants. You see you want to be taught what you want to hear rather than what God wants you to hear. And so you will be given what you want, but it wont benefit you. God will stretch you, help you to become greater than you are now if you let Him. But if youd rather settle into your comfort zone rather than reach out to something higher thats fine too. God tends to give us what we want.
     
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    It's more diverse here than on du or other liberal boards. They must maintain their feeling of superiority by refusing to have an open dialog with real conservatives; we maintain ours by whipping lib ass daily.
     
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    What good would my faith be, if I allowed that it could be wrong?
     
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    Isn't this the basic meaning of the word "believe"? To believe something means that you hold it to be more true than other things. There is a difference between believing and respecting. I can still respect others' right to believe as they wish, by not belittling their views. However, this doesn't mean that I must claim their beliefs are equally as true as mine. What would be the point in saying I believe if I held that opposite beliefs were equally true?
     
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    Liberals confuse the two. To a Liberal, believers of one faith are biggots when they don't 'embrace' the teachings of another's faith. To pacify liberals, I'd have to not only accept a muslim, but convert to show my 'tolerance' of their faith.
     
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    It is not a matter of "choosing beliefs." It is a matter of being someplace where God speaks to you, where you feel as one with the Holy Spirit.
    I was raised in a non-religious family. My dad said it was a personal choice and that I could believe whatever I wished.
    When I left to attend Cal, my roommate for the first two years was an Italian citizen. She was a Roman Catholic believed deeply. I didn't want to have to attend services by herself, so I went with her a few times. The services left me cold. Catholicism reminded me of some secret organization where you either belonged or you didn't. My roommate agreed, saying it was difficult to "become" a Catholic. Most Catholics were born and raised that way.
    I got dressed to go to church one Sunday, but my roommate was ill and didn't wish to go. My suitemates, who were black, invited me to go to their church. A non-denomination full gospel church.
    I went and was immediately impressed by how lively and energetic the services were. You didn't just sit there and listen to the message of God. You were part of it. It was the first time I ever felt God speaking directly to me.
    The church was really open as well. You would think a congregation that was close to 100 percent ethnic would feel uncomfortable to suddenly have a short, blonde-headed girl in their midst, but they weren't.

    It is not enough for God to speak to you. You have to feel as though you can speak back.
     
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    ...but how does your faith conflict with your political views? It's nearly impossible to be a political liberal AND a follower of Christ...assuming you claim to follow Christ.
     

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